COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes are taking place remotely for the Winter Session.

Testing Services


Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

University Testing Services will resume limited on campus testing August 25th, 2020. For assistance in scheduling, please send an email to

To protect the health of our university community, all students, including non-Bowie State University (BSU) students, are required to comply with BSU's COVID-19 testing protocol. All students using our Testing Center must get tested for COVID-19 within 3 weeks of their scheduled testing date. Test results should be emailed to University Testing Services at Once negative tests are verified, students will recieve parking passes that will grant them access to campus. Additionally, facemasks or face coverings must be worn by everyone in all buildings, and outdoors when 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible. On the day of the exam, students will recieve a temperature check and screening questions will be conducted. There are 5 Prince George's County testing sites. Find about more about testing Prince George's County.

Finding Us on Campus
Mission Statement

The mission of University Testing Services (UTS) is to assist the University in achieving its mission by supporting faculty in the delivery of high quality academic programs. This mission is achieved by providing an up-to-date, reliably functioning, controlled and monitored environment designed to ensure the integrity of the assessment process. This mission is in concert with the reaffirmation of the University's commitment to academic excellence and directly aligned with the University goal of delivering high quality academic programs and relevant co-curricular experiences.

University Testing Services maintains membership in and adheres to the guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) as well as the standards set forth by external testing organizations.

Testing Services Offered

Bowie State’s University Testing Services (UTS) coordinates and administers a variety of testing services for students and the college community. See the list below to learn more of the testing services offered:

Academic Testing is a service offered by UTS, primarily for Bowie State University students but also as External Testing for other institutions.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - is a program that enables students to earn college credit for introductory-level courses. CLEP offers 33 examinations in subjects including English literature, Spanish language, American government, macroeconomics, biology, calculus, financial accounting and more. Please visit for more information and details on how to register for the CLEP program. Read more about Bowie State University’s policy on CLEP Exams here. Click here to schedule

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process. Please visit for more information on LSAT.

Placement Testing - Newly admitted students for Spring 2021 will not be required to complete a placement exam. Course placement in English and Mathematics will be discussed during the Academic Advising session. Students admitted prior years who did not complete placement testing upon entry will need to contact the Testing Services Team ( to address their placement testing needs.

Praxis I and II - The Praxis I and II tests are online tests required for individuals entering the profession as part of the certification process for many states and professional licensing organizations. Please visit for specific information on Praxis.

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